Underequipped and Unpaid, Mosul’s Civil Defenders Reunite the Dead With the Living


A month passed since Iraqi prime minister Haider Al Abadi declared victory in the battle to clear Islamic State from Mosul. A hesitant calm has descended over the city as neighborhoods that residents abandoned during the fighting are gradually... Read more

In 1981, Weather and Reporters Stymied a Complicated Air Ambush in Sudan


In reaction to Libya claiming all of the Gulf of Syrte as its territorial... Read more

Not Every Civil War Is a Guerilla War


Civil wars have been given fairly blunt analysis for years. Security analysts have painted... Read more

The Union Cavalry Raid That Inspired James Mattis


On April 17, 1863, a former music teacher with a fear of horses —... Read more

A Lot of Hard Work Stands Between India and Its Own Stealth Fighter


In 2008, India’s Aeronautical Development Agency began developing a multi-role fighter to replace its... Read more
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New Shows Examine the CIA’s Past Role in Latin America’s Cocaine Trade

New Shows Examine the CIA’s Past Role in Latin America’s Cocaine Trade

This article originally appeared at InSight Crime. A pair of new television programs tackles the role of the U.S....

America’s Spitfires

America’s Spitfires

The sleekly elegant Supermarine Spitfire is the iconic British fighter of World War II, the plane that kept the...

The U.S. Navy’s Greatest Enemy Might Be Exhaustion

The U.S. Navy’s Greatest Enemy Might Be Exhaustion

With the USS John S. McCain knocked out of commission after a collision on Aug. 21 near the Straits of...

The U.S. Military Is Cozying Up to Sudan, of All Countries

The U.S. Military Is Cozying Up to Sudan, of All Countries

The United States seems to be working toward courting an unexpected ally in its operations in Africa. On Aug....

Erik Prince’s Plan For Afghanistan Is No Good

Erik Prince’s Plan For Afghanistan Is No Good

As the U.S. war in Afghanistan approaches its 17th year, the Trump administration lacks a clear strategy for winning...

We’ve Caught a Glimpse of Northrop’s Carrier-Launched Tanker Drone

We’ve Caught a Glimpse of Northrop’s Carrier-Launched Tanker Drone

The U.S. Navy’s future drone tanker has begun to break cover. In mid-August 2017, the first photos appeared depicting...

Sailors Missing, Heavy Damage After the Second U.S. Destroyer Collision in Two Months

Sailors Missing, Heavy Damage After the Second U.S. Destroyer Collision in Two Months

Ten U.S. Navy sailors are missing and five were injured after the Liberian-flagged tanker ship Alnic MC collided with...

The U.S. Air Force Was Not Fond of the Next-Gen Predator Drone

The U.S. Air Force Was Not Fond of the Next-Gen Predator Drone

This story originally appeared on Nov. 13, 2014. In April 2009 General Atomics—the California-based manufacturer of the Predator drone—debuted...

High Crimes and Demeanors in the Age of Donald Trump

High Crimes and Demeanors in the Age of Donald Trump

Let me try to get this straight — from the moment the Soviet Union imploded in 1991 until recently...

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